Chablis producer Domaine des Malandes will be revealing Richard Rottiers’ first vintage at Vinexpo made by winemaker since he took over ownership of the property with his sister, Amandine.
Richard and Amandine took over the property from their mother Lyne Marchive in 2018, who first founded the property in 1972. The Domaine now covers 29 ha across four Chablis appellations, including 3.8 ha of Petit Chablis, 15.9 ha of Chablis, 7.7 ha of Chablis Premier Cru and 1.3 ha of Chablis Grand Cru.
Rottiers joins the family estate after making his name in Beaujolais where he has been producing wine with his own property, Château Thivin, in the heart of the Moulin à Vent since 2017. He is now head of both domaines: Domaine Richard Rottiers; and Domaine des Malandes.
Constantly looking to upgrade and work with his soils to make better, more elegant wines that truly reflect their terroirs, Rottiers has been looking to move more of his production over to organic winemaking. The property only uses organic fertilisers and some of the land is plowed by horse to aerate the soils.
His first organic project, Chablis ‘Envers de Valmur, will be available to taste on the Domaine des Malandes stand. The wine comes from 1.60 ha plot of land, first planted by his grandfather, André Tremblay in 2967, located behind Valmur Grand Cru.
Hall 1 / Stand E210-7